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IMI Hosts Two-day Conference on Intercultural Relations

Intercultural Management Institute's 10th anniversary conference offers workshops and lectures featuring distinguished intercultural professionals

WHAT: Intercultural Management Institute's 10th Anniversary Conference: “Milestones in Intercultural Relations: A Forum for Business, Education, and Training Professionals”

WHEN: 8:30 a.m.–Noon March 1—pre-conference workshops
           8 a.m. –7 p.m. March 12
           8 a.m. –5 p.m. March 13

WHERE: American University , 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

DETAILS: For complete program information and to register, call Karen Santiago at 202-885-6439.

MEDIA:  Jon Hussey, AU Media Relations, 202-885-5935 or

WASHINGTON, D.C.—American University’s Intercultural Management Institute (IMI) will hold its 10th Anniversary Conference, “Milestones in Intercultural Relations,” on March 12 and 13 at the campus of American University in Washington, D.C.

Keynote speakers during the two-day conference include Carol Bellamy, CEO of World Learning and president of the School of International Training; Michael Paige, professor of International and Intercultural Education at the University of Minnesota; and Neil Kerwin, the president of American University.  

More than 25 workshop sessions will be available to conference attendees offering varied, hands-on experiences to individuals concerned with advancing intercultural relations.  Sessions include, Contrasts in Leadership and Identity, Personal and Organizational Security in a Global Age, Assessing Intercultural Outcomes, and Virtual Cross-Culture Communication. A pre-conference workshop, Make It Stick: Interactive Learning with Cross-Cultural Content, will be facilitated and sponsored by the North American Simulation and Gaming Association.

While there have been great strides in intercultural relations, a global economic crisis and other issues make intercultural communication more important than ever. IMI’s 10th Anniversary Conference will bring professionals from international business, academia, government, and other intercultural arenas to explore intercultural relations. This year’s conference will focus on the successes of intercultural relations in recent years and look at new trends and what still needs to be done.

The Intercultural Management Institute is a component of American University’s School of International Service. IMI has decades of experience in the field of intercultural management and cross-cultural communication.  It provides customized training for effective communication, negotiation, and leadership across cultures through workshops, academic courses, and research on a wide range of intercultural topics.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.